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Arabena, K., Holland, C. & Hamilton, S.
It is widely recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been sustained for millennia by a holistic conception of health and wellbeing that is underpinned by core cultural values and perspectives, healing practices and traditions that strengthen collective identity and cultural continuity (Gee et al. 014:55–68). It is less widely recognised that Australia’s Indigenous peoples have an equally long tradition of architecture, urban design and economic activity that cannot be meaningfully separated from this.
Unlocking the potential of the Indigenous Estate through an Authority-generated and implemented National Indigenous Wealth Strategy underpins the housing, health and wealth ecology proposed here.